The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College offers a marriage of non-partisan politics and the humanities. It serves as an intellectual incubator for engaged thinking and public discussion that is the bedrock of our democracy. In the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the Center's mission is to encourage people, in Arendt's words, "to think what we are doing."
Monthly Virtual Reading GroupBecome a member of the Hannah Arendt Center and join our Monthly Reading Group! We are currently reading, The Human Condition.
Courage To Be: Lecture and Dinner Series
The Arendt Center welcomed Jeanne van Heeswijk as keynote speaker for its final Courage To Be dinner lecture series. Click below to watch an interview with Student Fellow, Bethany Zulick.
Why Privacy MattersThe Hannah Arendt Center presents the eighth annual conference titled "Why Privacy Matters"
October 15-16, 2015
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A Conversation With Bill T. Jones
Guests enjoyed a lively discussion after watching a rehearsal of "Analogy/Dora: Tramontane," based on 94-year-old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish woman who served as a nurse and social worker during World War II.
Annual Fall Conference
Our annual fall conference titled "Why Privacy Matters" will take place on October 15-16, 2015!
Quote of the Week
“This future man, whom the scientists tell us they will produce in no more than a hundred years, seems to be possessed by a rebellion against human existence as it has been given, a free gift from nowhere (secularly speaking), which he wishes to exchange, as it were, for something he has made himself.”
-- Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
- May 7-8: Conference - "Can We Have Some Privacy?", May 7, 2015 – May 8, 2015
- Property and Freedom: Is Access to Legal Title and Assets the Path to Overcoming Poverty and Promoting Freedom in South Africa?, April 6, 2015
- "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?", October 9, 2014